Soccer Gate Passing SSG #2 Training Drill

Gate Passing SSG #2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 4-5 cone goals (2-4yds)
  • pinnies


  • 6 attackers versus 3 defenders
  • attackers score by passing through goal to a teammate
  • attackers cannot score on same goal twice in a row
  • defenders score my connecting two passes
  • switch roles if attackers have 8 points or defender 4 points


  • attackers score by making two passes through the same goal
  • limit number of touches for attackers
  • play 5v3, 5v2, 4v2, 6v4 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • vision
  • constant movement
  • players should accelerate towards the ball
  • good angle and distance of support to receive ball

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